2024 Band Fees Deadline for the "Early-Bird" offer extended!

Posted on 26th November 2023 by John Hughes | President

Please note after todays branch meeting it was decided to extend the "Early-Bird" offer for the 2024 season until the next branch meeting (28th January 2024).

Fees are £60.00 for Novice and Juvenile bands and £80.00 for Adult bands, these fees include £10.00 education fee for each band.

If fees are not paid until then, they will increase by £20.00.

Click here to pay your fees via Paypal or Credit Card.

John Hughes
Branch President

2022 Branch AGM

Posted on 08th November 2023 by John Hughes | President

The 2022 Branch AGM will take place on 26th November starting at 15:00 at Bellsquarry Hall, EH54 9AA

The agenda and elections forms are available on the calendar for the AGM event.

John Hughes
Branch President

2024 Band Fees Now Available For Payment

Posted on 07th November 2023 by John Hughes | President

Please note that band fees for the 2024 season are now available to pay at discount rates until the AGM

Fees are £60.00 for Novice and Juvenile bands and £80.00 for Adult bands, these fees include £10.00 education fee for each band.

If fees are not paid before the AGM they will increase by £20.00.

Click here to pay your fees via Paypal or Credit Card.

John Hughes
Branch President

Draw for Peebles Pipe Band Contest

Posted on 09th August 2023 by John Hughes | President

Please find below the link for our Draw in Peebles on Saturday 2nd September 2023:

Draw Band & Drum Major Competition: click here.

John Hughes
Branch President

Draw for Bridge of Allan Pipe Band Contest

Posted on 26th July 2023 by John Hughes | President

Please find below the link for our Draw in Bridge of Allan on Saturday 6th August 2023:

Draw Band & Drum Major Competition: click here.

John Hughes
Branch President

Draw for North Berwick Pipe Band Contest

Posted on 18th July 2023 by John Hughes | President

Please find below the link for our Draw in North Berwick on Saturday 12th August 2023:

Draw Band & Drum Major Competition: click here.

John Hughes
Branch President

Draw for Edinburgh Pipe Band Contest

Posted on 24th May 2023 by John Hughes | President

Please find below the link for our Draw in Edinburgh on Saturday 18th June 2023:

Draw Band & Drum Major Competition: click here.

John Hughes
Branch President

Musicianship and Drum Majors Workshop

Posted on 4th May 2023 by John Hughes | President

While I am sure you are all busy preparing for the season ahead, I am delighted to let you know
about a weekend practical musicianship workshop that the L&B Branch are hosting on the weekend of

30 September/ 1 October 2023 from 0930 - 1600

,to help your band members increase their skill set in preparation for the 2024 season.
In addition there will be a Drum Major workshop catering for all levels, from complete beginners onward.

The venue will be Edinburgh Academy and there will be no cost attached as the Branch is funding the workshop in full.

We will have a team of first class Instructors from the RSPBA Pipe Band College who all have an exemplary record in their field.

Piping
PM Tom Brown – RSPBA Principal of Pipe Band Musicianship
PM Iain Simpson
PM Derek Potter

Snare Drumming
Mick O'Neill
Alan Campbell

Bass/Tenor Drumming
Jordan Baillie

Drum Major
John Noble

The content of the course can be shaped to fit the needs and wants of the individuals attending the course and the booking form will contain a short questionnaire to gather this information.

A sample syllabus is attached with examples of the kind of topics that can be covered.
RSPBA - Pipe Band Musicianship Workshop Syllabus click here.

There is no exam element to worry about from this workshop though participants will receive feedback from the instructors and a Certificate of Participation.

Please can you forward this information to your entire band membership and encourage them to take advantage of this terrific opportunity to further their development as musicians/Drum Majors.

Here is the link to the Booking Form and Questionnaire.

John Hughes
Branch President

Draw for Innerleithen Pipe Band Contest

Posted on 3rd May 2023 by John Hughes | President

Please find below the link for our Draw in Innerleithen on Saturday 3rd June 2023:

Draw Band & Drum Major Competition: click here.

John Hughes
Branch President

Draw for EDF - DUNBAR Pipe Band Contest

Posted on 18th April 2023 by John Hughes | President

Please find below the link for our Draw in Dunbar on Saturday 13th May 2023:

Draw Band & Drum Major Competition: click here.

John Hughes
Branch President

Draw for Lothian and Borders Branch Indoor contest & RSPBA Scottish Adult Solo Drumming Championship online

Posted on 13th March 2023 by John Hughes | President

Please find below links for our Draw:

Draw Solo Indoor Competition: click here.

Draw Full Band Indoor Competition: click here.

Draw RSPBA Scottish Adult Solo Drumming Championship click here.

John Hughes
Branch President

Entry reminder for Lothian and Borders Branch Indoor contest

Posted on 2nd March 2023 by John Hughes | President

Folks, just a reminder that entries for the Lothian and Borders Branch Indoor contest close next Friday 10th March. This year the band contests are for full bands and for all grades, with a full Championship Panel of adjudicators.

Please enter via the Solo-Entryform: click here.

Please enter via the Band-Entryform: click here.

John Hughes
Branch President

Entry reminder for RSPBA Scottish Adult Solo Drumming Championship

Posted on 2nd March 2023 by John Hughes | President

Folks, just a reminder that entries for the RSPBA Scottish Adult Solo Drumming Championship, which takes place at the Lothian and Borders Branch Indoor contest, close next Friday 10th March.

Please enter online via click here.

John Hughes
Branch President

Welcome to 2023!

Posted on 15th January 2023 by Michael Binder

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Branch Dates

28 January 24Branch Meeting
25 February 24Branch Meeting
24 March 24Branch Meeting
30 March 24 (TBC) Branch Indoor and Solos
30 March 24 (TBC) WSD Qualifier
28 April 24Branch Meeting
18 May 24 (TBC) EDF Dunbar
01 June 24 (TBC) Innerleithen
16 June 24 (TBC) Edinburgh
04 August 24Bridge of Allan
10 August 24North Berwick
07 September 24Peebles
29 September 24Branch Meeting
27 October 24Branch Meeting
24 November 24Annual General Meeting
24 November 24Branch Meeting

Contact Us

For all competition entries and registrations please contact branch secretary Susan Starr

Address:4b Chester Square
 Mayfield
 Midlothian
 EH22 5DN
Telephone:07527 949 301
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